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Fomfomfom ate 5 eggs today.

February 14th 2008 10:42 am
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Ah ma threatened to inflict them with bodily harm if they dared bring me out in the sun. Of course we still went, silly. We just had to sneak out. *giggles*. But it really wasn’t hot when we were there today. In fact, the weather was so fine we stayed there for an hour. I love hour long visits to the gardens. And I made a new friend today too. We were sitting at the bench near the carpark watching the world go by when I spied two dogs playing in the distance. So we went closer and we saw another Maltese saying hello to them. We didn’t say hi coz we are antisocial creatures. We went back to our bench and shortly after the Maltese walked by. I barked at the Maltese coz I was on the bench and so I wasn’t afraid of him. He took one look at me and turned around. His owner said, “Snowy! Don’t chicken ah Snowy!” *giggles. He chicken.

Speaking of chicken, I had Three Cup Chicken today. I like Three Cup Chicken. It’s called Three Cup Chicken because that’s all you need when you cook this dish. You need a chicken and three cups. In those three cups, you need shaoxing wine, seasame oil and something else which I forgot. These are also the ingredients for another dish which my mamas love- ginger egg in wine. For that you need eggs, ginger, wine, dark sauce, sugar and sesame oil. That’s something women eat after they give birth, like pig trotters in vinegar. We had both today. That’s why Ah gong asked, “Who just gave birth?” when he saw them. He wish ah.

Maybe he’s ultra sensitive today because it’s Vday. I usually get a present from my sigui for Vday- last year I got Sexy Bone and the previous, I got a tug toy- but not this time. I shall tell myself that it’s because Ah bee didn’t get to see Jan yiyi today. Anyway, the latter’s all ruined now because I ripped it apart but I still sleep with Sexy Bone every night. I just don’t play with it all the time now, especially since I got Donut. I love Donut. I’ve got a sweet tooth like Ah ma who is driving Fomfomfom crazy with her eating. At least Ah ma did something guai guai today which made everyone rest easier.

Happy Vday to you and your family Boo!


Baobei baobei!

February 13th 2008 5:45 am
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We went to the gardens really late today. It was almost five when we left the house. That’s coz Ah ma kept scolding them for bringing me out so early all the time when it’s scorching. She says I’d get a heat stroke from staying out in the sun all the time. There was no mention of them getting heat strokes. Or unwanted tans. Coz they’re chopped liver. I’m different. I’m the apple of Ah ma’s eye. Pearl of her palm.

Which brings me to the palm tree in our garden. It has ants. Lots of things in our house have ants. The ant person came today and I howled up a storm while he sprayed. I imagine he must have shook his hips to my howling . Rhythm, baby. Howl howl howl, spray spray spray. He and me, we danced the tango, baby.

Then ah ma said I wasn't to go out of the house for 2 days coz of the pesticide. I pouted and within an hour ah ma had merrilyn scrub the porch clean for my nightly moon-tan session.

Which ah ma brought me out for. Then she ran upstairs for her news and left me in fomfomfom and ah bee's hands. Which no one has asked for. But I digress. I wanted only ah ma so I followed her upstairs promptly and left the spinster sisters sitting in the porch wringing their hands.

Ah ma cackled when I burst into her room in, well, a burst of innocent anxiety ( a girl searching for grandma, what's not to like?) and I got extra lovin'. Coz Ah ma loves me and I love ah ma.


I hungry.

February 12th 2008 8:24 am
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Fomfomfom had all the pineapple tarts in a plastic bag just now. And then she crushed them all. All that beautiful pineapple tarts, crushed and thrown away. She could have thrown them my way but I didn’t get anything. Not a crumb. Sigh. I wonder if I can use the money in my shoebox to get my own. I would love some of that cuttlefish and peanut cookies. Yummy. And bak kwa. I love bak kwa. Have I told you how much I love bak kwa?

I love bak kwa.



February 11th 2008 8:01 am
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I am starting to think that Ah ma wasn’t kidding when she said she’s getting better at MJ. She won money again today. I think she should play MJ everyday. She can be the sole breadwinner of the family.

I’m still bushed from yesterday. I tried to take a nap just now but Ah bee kept staring at me and smiling to herself. I couldn’t sleep with her breathing down my neck like that so I growled at her. The more I growled, the more she laughed. Bugger only scrammed when Ah ma told her to get lost.

What will I do without Ah ma?


Happy birthday to me

February 10th 2008 7:32 am
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I didn’t like today’s 50 month old celebration. First of all, I don’t think it’s even a party for me. They didn’t sing me a birthday song. And it was really noisy the whole day; it interfered with my napping. And we had gatecrashers. She’s a 5 month old brown Shih Tzu. I think her name is Miet. When she showed up, everyone gushed over her. She’s such a baby, all dressed in a yellow top and hair clips. And she’s a real sleepy little thing. They would put her in the middle of the table and she would just lie there like a centrepiece. Such a baby.

Nuff said about her. What was I saying? Oh yes, I didn’t like today. The only thing I liked about today was going to the gardens twice. I liked that. Especially the second time. It got me away from all that madness.

It’s nice to have the peace and quiet back again.


Chu san

February 9th 2008 8:32 am
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Ah ma was so tickled by this Maltese she saw on tv coz she can walk on her hind legs. And she started comparing us. She said I can't do anything. And then she smacked my backside. Hey I can do all those tricks. It’s just that I don’t want to. Why would I want to walk on my hind legs? Or fetch balls? Or play dead? When I can be lying on my back getting bellyrubs. Silly people.

Fomfomfom is very upset at Ah ma coz she caught Ah ma overloading on the sugars again. Ah ma is gluttony, like me. Except that she’s in denial and I am not. And so Fomfomfom threw away the remainder of that little spongy cake thingy and Ah bee took the cake and the almond biscuits up to her room tonight. Fomfomfom devised a plan to systematically throw away all the new year goodies after tomorrow. I hope she throws them my way. I love peanut cookies. Yum.

Oh! I will be 50 months old tomorrow. I told Cha about it and she said she’s already planned a big party for me. She’s catered the food and invited many people. I can’t wait.


Home alone. Almost.

February 8th 2008 7:55 am
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On the second day of CNY my true love gav- okay nehmind. No one gave me anything today. Unless you count solitude. I was plenty upset when they went out without me. I didn’t even beg them to bring me out. Coz I knew they weren’t going to. I overheard them. And so I spent a very lonely two hours at home. Merrilyn stayed with me but she wasn’t around all the time. I don’t know what I did wrong. I have been a good girl these few days. Finally Cha and Fomfomfom came home. I was so happy to see them I kept taking steps backwards. Usually when I am really happy to see someone, I would take three steps back. Today I took about ten. I told everyone I will be good from now on. Just don’t leave me home like that again.


Chu Yi

February 7th 2008 8:33 am
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They threw my routine outta the window today and I felt so disoriented. It started right in the morning. We went to the gardens at 9.30am and it felt weird. It was really bright and sunny but it was also breezy. I like. Not Fomfomfom; she said she was almost blinded by the sun. Oh I had diarrhea. The steamboat last night. Yummy. But my stummy can’t really take it.

When we got back, I was already exhausted coz I don’t usually get up until noon, what more after my walk. And they didn’t let me take a nap. We went out to my big Ah gu’s house. We were there to offer incense to Ah ma’s mother. I’ve never met her before but still I was respectful and I took a bow in front of the alter because she is my tai mama. Then we were off to my Ah yi mama’s house. It’s important you spend the first day of CNY with family and so they brought me there to visit my Sugar mummy. We didn’t fight this time; it’s simply not done on the first day of CNY. I wanted to say gongxigongxi to my mummy but they haven’t taught me that trick yet. Besides my mummy kept running away from me. And I was on Cha/ Ah ma’s lap most of the time coz I was tired and I wanted to go home.

I was out for the rest of the afternoon after I got home. Then Cha and Ah ma went out with Merrilyn and I was left with Ah bee and Fomfomfom. Then Cha came home and the two of them went out. I refused to eat my dinner coz today simply had no semblance of the routine that I am used too. I crawled into bed coz I didn’t know what else I could do.. Fomfomfom came home and tried to feed me but still I refused to eat. It was only when everyone else got back that I finally felt a little normalcy return.

But it’s only once a year so I shan’t grumble.


Happy New Year! Pull My Ear!

February 6th 2008 9:33 am
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It’s Chinese New Year eve today. I spent the entire afternoon watching them throw out useless stuff. You should have seen those things. Shoes, clothes, papers, gifts. All out in the trash. But you should have seen what came outta Ah bee’s room. We can start with the fossilized nail polish. Or maybe the 5-year-old honey she found at the back of her cabinet. Which is older than I am by the way. And oh I love this one. A bottle of Vitamin C. The tablets have turned dark brown. Really.

For dinner we had steamboat. I love steamboat. It’s a new thing to me. I only started eating it last year. And I didn’t have much. Today I had three servings. They started eating without me and so I went around the table, barking at everyone. I thought they had forgotten about me. Fomfomfom finally gave me a plate of whatever they were eating. I love fish. But fish drives Ah ma crazy. Coz my mouth would stink after I eat fish. But I love fish. I also love chicken and pork liver. I had three helpings. Yummy yummy!

After dinner I went out to welcome passers-by but there weren’t any. I reckon everyone is home having dinner. I went up to watch tv with them afterwards. The three of them were watching a movie outside while the three of us were watching tv inside. That programme went on until 1230. There were so many segments but our favourite was this one by two old foggies. It was hilarious! You only needed to look at my Ah gong who laughed so hard he started to tear. I’ve never heard Ah gong laugh like that. It was a little scary coz I never expected him to laugh that way.

We went down to the porch after the show ended and I was out there for about a minute and a half. Coz Ah bee gave me the donut soft toy she and Cha bought half a year ago- something else she found during her springcleaning session in the afternoon- and I rushed upstairs with it. I will sleep with my new toy tonight. On my bed. Which has 4 ang pows beneath. *giggles* I must remember not to play with it in the middle of the night. Otherwise Cha is going to wo-ma-ni-ah me again.

Did you know that today marks the 4th year I’ve been here? I came home on CNY eve 4 years ago. Fomfomfom and Cha picked me up from Ah yi mama’s house and carried me home in a towel and a pail. Unglamorous I know. But I was 4 weeks old and I haven’t quite developed a sense of style yet. Anyway, when they brought me home, I was so homesick and I missed my Sugar mummy so much I started crying. They didn’t know what to do with me. I was so miserable. But it’s okay; that is past now. I know I will sleep soundly tonight.

Happy New Year everyone!


Today is Super Tuesday.

February 5th 2008 8:34 am
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And I am in a dilemma. Just like those black women voters. Except that I am in a greater dilemma. You see, those women are torn because they are both female and black. It is worse for me. Like them, I have to root for Clinton coz I am a girlgirl. But I have greater loyalty to Obama than they do. Cox Obama is black and white. Like me.

I am so glad I don't have to vote.

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